Textile, feathers, metal
Overall: 5 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 7 in. ( 14.6 x 39.4 x 17.8 cm )
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown with cock and fan tied together on either side; capsule-shaped cockade edged with pleated black silk, with embroidered insignia at center consisting of a shield surmounted by an eagle with "EXCELSIOR" on banner below; gold bullion tassel at each corner; black ostrich feathers on crest; black leather sweatband and purple silk lining.
Gift of Miss Julia Armbruster
embroidered: on cockade: "EXCELSIOR"
printed: on lining: "BAKER & McKENNEY, / MILITARY GOODS, / 141 / GRAND ST. / NEW-YORK."
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